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Women who love books too much : bibliophiles, bluestockings & prolific pens from the Algonquin Hotel to the Ya-Ya sisterhood

Author: Brenda Knight
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Conari Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author looks at the ravenous readers and rampant writers whose literary lust has driven them to extreme behaviour.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brenda Knight
ISBN: 1573240249 9781573240246
OCLC Number: 43657065
Description: xi, 274 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Introduction: Women Who Love Books Too Much --
First Ladies of Literature Mothers of Invention --
Ink in Their Veins Theories of Relativity --
Mystics and Madwomen Subversive Piety --
Banned, Blacklisted, and Arrested Daring Dissidents --
Prolific Pens Indefatigable Ink --
Salonists and Culture Makers Hermeneutic Circles and Human History --
Women Whose Books Are Loved Too Much Adored Authors --
Book Groups Chatting It Up.
Responsibility: Brenda Knight ; foreword by Vicki León.

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The author looks at the ravenous readers and rampant writers whose literary lust has driven them to extreme behaviour.

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